To repeat what I say in the details section of the above video:
"1990年10月5日 - 小田急ロマンスカー3000形SE車 This ten-minute video shows the trip I took via Odakyu "Romance Car SE" (Super Express - which set a world speed record for narrow gauge in 1957) from Shinjuku to Machida on October 5th, 1990 - from watching the train pulling in at Shinjuku, to boarding, watching the driver operate the train, views out the front of the train of many trains passing in the opposite direction (including newer types of Odakyu-RC trains), passing local trains, pulling into Machida Station, and getting off the train while a woman from the train bows to departing passengers."At the time I took this, I was sort of disappointed that it wasn't a newer type, but in retrospect, it's lucky I got on the oldest type, since they discontinued using this type just a year or two after I took this video. The plaque at the front of the train indicated it was built in 1957 (Showa-32) and refurbished in 1984 (Showa-59)."
I started this blog to focus on pictures from 1990-93, but there's overlap with my general blog that I use to introduce both pictures and video:
The title and link to the 1990 ride in the 1957 Odakyu Romance Car super express train is as follows:
The video above was originally recorded onto analog 8mm tape, which I later digitized, edited, and uploaded - with all work from camera to posting by myself - Lyle H Saxon, and all rights reserved for this video (copyright 1990) as well as all of my other material (photographs, video, text, etc.).
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon